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STATE NORMAL SCHOOL— SALEM, MASS.
This Institution was established in 1854, by the Commonwealth of Massa-
chusetts, with the liberal co-operation of the City of Salem, for the education of
Female Teachers. It is under the charge of the State Board of Education,
and of a special Board of Visitors. During the period that has elapsed since
the reception of the first Class in September, 1854, two hundred and eighty-four
young ladies have been, members of the school ; and of these, ninety-four
have received diplomas, upon the honorable completion of the prescribed
course of study. The latter, with few exceptions, have since engaged in
teaching in the schools of the Commonwealth.
Scnus antJ Vacations.
The school year is divided into two terms ; one commencing on the second
Wednesday of March, and the other on the second Wednesday of September.
The former is preceded by a vacation of four weeks, and the latter by a
vacation of eight weeks.
The present term will close with an examination, commencing on Monday,
February 8th j at 9 o'clock, A. M., and continuing two days. AH friends of
education are respectfully invited to attend this examination, and also to visit
the school at other times that may suit their convenience.
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Candidates for admission must be at least sixteen years of age ; must present
a satisfactory certificate of good moral character ; must declare their intention
of remaining in the school three consecutive terms, (or so much of this time as
may bo required for completing the prescribed course of study,) of faithfully
observing its regulations during their connection with it, and of afterwards
teaching in the public schools of Massachusetts ;* and must pass a satisfactory
examination in Reading, Spelling, Defining, Writing, Arithmetic, English
Grammar, and Geography. After the next term, candidates will also be
examined in the History of the United States.
The next examination for admission will take place at 10 o'clock, A. M., on
Tuesday, March 9th, the day preceding the commencement of the next term.
Except in extraordinary cases, no candidate for admission during the next term
will be examined at any other time.
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Tuition is free to those who comply with the condition of teaching in the
public schools of Massachusetts, wherever they may have previously resided.
A small fee ($1.50) is paid by each pupil at the beginning of the term, for
The school has a Library of text-books for the classes, and of works for general
* Ladies desiring to teach in other States or in private schools may be admitted on
paying a reasonable fee for tuition.
reference and reading, already amounting to nearly 3000 volumes. Of these,
the students have the free use, so that they need to incur very little expense for
books. It is recommended, however, that they should bring with them,
especially for purposes of comparison, the text-books which they have already
studied, so far as this may be convenient.
Board can be obtained in respectable families in the city, at from $2 to $3
per week. When the lowest prices are paid, washing and separate fire and
lights are not usually included.
For the assistance of those who would find even the light expenses of the
school burdensome, the Commonwealth makes an annual appropriation of a
thousand dollars. This sum is distributed among pupils from Massachusetts
who have been connected with the school thirteen weeks, and who may merit and
need the aid, in sums varying according to the distance of their residence from
the school, and their necessary expenses in attending it, but not exceeding in any
case $1.50 per week.
Philosophy, History, and Art of Education, Physical, Intellectual, and
Moral, (including Physiology and Hygiene, Mental and Moral Philosophy, Art
of Reasoning, Philosophy of Language, School Laws, School Organization and
Government, Methods of Instruction, &c, with Practical Exercises in Teaching) ;
Geometry and Algebra ; Sources of the English Language, (with especial
attention to the Latin, French, and Anglo-Saxon) ; History, Structure and
Idioms of our Language ; History of English Literature, with the Critical
Study of Select Works"; Rehearsal of Select Passages, and Original Compo-
sition ; Chemistry, Mineralogy and Geology, Botany, Zoology, Natural
Philosophy, and Astronomy ; Mathematical and Physical Geography, with the
Use of Globes and Construction of Maps; General History and Chronology;
History of England ; History and Polity of Massachusetts and of the United
States ; Music ; Drawing ; Book-keeping ; the Studies of the Common School
reviewed and extended, with a careful investigation of their principles and
of the best methods of teaching them.
These studies are pursued in part with the uso of prescribed text-books, and
in part through lectures •with the aid of books of reference. They are all
pursued with constant regard to the wants of the teacher ; and such practical
exercises are intermingled as tend most directly to preparation for the work of
instruction in Common and High Schools.
The studies of the course are arranged in distinct departments, in each of
which there is a separate classification of the school. In each department, the
pupils will be permitted to commence as far in advance as they shall be fully
prepared to do, and to make as rapid and extended progress as shall consist with
entire thoroughness and a proper attention to other departments. Diplomas
are conferred upon those who honorably complete the prescribed course of
study, and special certificates are also awarded to those who make additional
Graduates, and others designing to teach who may be prepared to join them,
are permitted to form classes for the prosecution of more advanced study, to
any extent consistent with the general objects and interests of the Institution.
Salem, January, 1858.
Krister for tlje tD'mter ®crm— 1857-8.
BOARD OF EDUCATION.
His Excellency, The Governor.
His Honor, The Lieutenant Governor.
Rev. Edward Otheman, A. M,, Chelsea.
Hon. Isaac Davis, LL.D., Worcester.
Rev. Hosea Ballou, D. D>, Somerville.
Rev. Alonzo H. Quint, A. M., West Roxbury
Henry Wheatland, M. D., Salem.
Ariel Parish, A. M., Springfield.
Cornelius C. Felton, LL.D., Cambridge.
BOARD OF VISITORS.
Henry Wheatland, M. D.
Rev. Alonzo H. Quint, A. M.
Hon. George S. Boutwell, LL.D:
Richard Edwards, Principal.
Alpheus Crosby, A. M., Principal, j
Rev. William A. Stearns, D, D., Amherst/
d? ^fnJ^LIZAEETH WESTON,
Hon. George S. Boutwell, LL.D., Secretary.
Rev. Samuel C. Jackson, D. D., Assistant Sec'y,
Hon. Thomas Klnnicutt, A. M., Treasurer.
Sarah R. Smith.
Olive P. Bray.
E. Ripley Blanchard, Teacher of Music.
Olive P. Bray, West Gloucester.
Ellen M. Dodge, Salem.
Carrie L. Hunt, Salem.
Hortense S. Abbott, North Reading.
Mary E. Cressy, Beverly.
Lydia M. Damon, North Reading.
Mary Jane Dix, Salem.
Martha M. Haskell, Essex.
Marianne Kent, Lowell.
Josephine E. Mansfield, Lowell.
Delia S. Nourse, Sterling,
Frances Owen, Cambridge.
Elizabeth W. Poole, Keene, N. II.
Nellie Stanley, Salem.
Delia Stickney, West Amesbury.
II. Jennie Stickney, West Amesbury.
Ellen M. Ward, Newton Centre. 14.
Maria L. Brackett, Newton Centre.
Selina B. Bradt, Lowell.
Lizzie S. Brooks, Salem.
Sarah Ellen Brooks, Salem.
* Through September.
fFrom October 29th.
Emily B. Chadbourne, South Maklcn.
Annie M. lb-own, Lynn.
Annie R. Chard, Gloucester.
Carrie E. lb-own, Gloucester.
Mary ColesWOrthy, Chelsea.
Sarah F. Bushby, South Danvers.
Martha A. Collins, Athol Depot.
Elizabeth Carlton, Salem.
Lucy M. Cragin, Woburn.
Helen M. Carter, Beverly.
Eliza A. 13. Damon, North Reading.
Mary E. Carter, South Reading.
Mary E. Dodge, Chatham.
Caroline J. Cole, Salem.
Sarah G. Duley, Gloucester.
Sarah M. Eaton, Lowell.
Alniira EldriJge, Orleans.
Rozclla Eaton, North Reading.
Elizabeth 13. Fiske, Beverly.
Annie E. Fifield, Salisbury.
Anna II. Gray, Danversport.
Tamizon H. Gaskill, Newburyport.
Nellie M. Guilford, North Reading.
Abby A. Goodsoe, Kittery, Me.
Elizabeth II. Hobson, Lynnfield.
Catharine Ilanlcy, Lynn.
Sarah T. Hodgkins, Gloucester.
Abbie R. Haskell, Gloucester.
Jane B. Jones, Gloucester.
Lucy M. Haven, Lynn.
Abbie T. Knowles, Chelsea-
Eliza E. Kelley, Newton.
Helen E. Knowlton, Manchester.
Lucy A. Kimball, South Danvcrs.
Nancy A. Larkins, Byfield.
Sarah C. Lewis, Falmouth.
Alzira Lefavor, Salem.
Charlotte T. Little, Castine, Me.
Lizzie J. Long, Marblehead.
Ellen M. Lummus, Beverly.
Julia A. Lowe, Manchester.
Sarah A. Lynde, Stoneham.
Martha Mansfield, Lynnfield.
Sarah J. W. McKay, South Reading,
Sarah L. Munsey, Gloucester,
M. Alice Mansfield, Lynnfield.
Abbie M. Ober, Beverly.
Ellen P. Manson, Kittery, Me.
Lucy E. Odell, Salem.
Henrietta C. Morrow, West Roxbury,
Emma C. Porter, Hamilton.
Isabelle S. Perry, North Beverly.
S. Augusta Putnam, Lawrence.
Mary P. Phelps, Gloucester,
Carrie W. Quint, Maiden.
Ellen M. Pierce, Barton, Vt.
Susan H. Ropes, Salem.
Sarah E. Power, Marblehead.
Martha E. Sanderson, Lynn.
Julia A. Putnam, Groton.
Rhoda P. Sargent, West Amesbury.
Sarah H. Putnam, Milford, N. H.
Mary K. Sawyer, Danversport.
N. Louisa Richardson, Rochester, N. H.
Gertrude Sheldon, Lowell.
Sarah S. Richardson, Dracut.
Susan E. Snow, Salem.
Kate N. Rockwood, Newburyport.
Lydia H. Stevens, North Andover.
Eliza H. Samson, South Marshfiekl.
Carrie Augusta Torr, South Dan vers.
Elizabeth S. Stanley, Salem.
H. Annie Webber, Beverly.
Harriet N. Stanwood, Gloucester.
Amelia R. W T hitman, Lawrence, Kansas.
Caroline L. Sweetser, Stoneham.
Annie Winter, Gloucester.
Amanda L. Trask, Lynn.
Charlotte A. Wood, Salem. 44.
Caroline L. Webber, Beverly.
Marietta M. White, Littleton. 42.
Mary E. Alley, Lynn.
Number of Students during the Term, 103.
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